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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 26, 2009 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Every show has its fans....but I can't resist....

"From the first note to the last, this performance is a pathetic embarrassment. The opening Sugaree, executed with each band member attempting a different tempo, nearly collapses at the end of each solo, and fails to manage more than a few seconds of consecutive continuity throughout. The following Minglewood fares no better, plagued throughout by amateur incompetence from all band members. Though they manage to pull themselves together enough to make it through the following two songs with minimal miscues, none come even close to approaching average status. But both are worlds better than the dismal Althea>Let It Grow that thankfully conclude what has to be among the band's poorest sets.
"Though not nearly as blatantly wretched as the first set, the second set is lifeless, without highlights, permeated by a distant and disinterested attitude from the entire ensemble. Samson & Delilah is sterile, and the following Scarlet>Fire is downright boring..... Due more to incapability than intention, the rest of the show is kept simple, sticking diligently to the most rudimentary format. Yet each song has far more than its excusable share of timing screwups, flat notes, and hideous vocals. Mercifully the band spares us an encore to this pitiful performance."

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 26, 2009 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

"If you don't like us, I've got the Grateful Dead waiting in the wings and I'm going to bring them on. So you'd better shape up - now!" - Joe Strummer

The Dead boys were probably just in awe of being up against the greatest ever rock band on the planet. :-)

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 26, 2009 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Is that your final answer? You must know Streeter, too. lol

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 27, 2009 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

whoever wrote that crap cant tell his ass from the hole in the ground

maybe a 30 inch (or so) piece of barbed wire could help him clean his ears (in through 1 out through the other1 and repeat several times)

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 27, 2009 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Personally, I find that quite a few of the reviews from the Tapers Compendiums are off the mark, particularly Vol. 2 is rather inconsistent with fact. The review from the TC might be a bit overly harsh, but the truth is the Jamaica show was not a particularly good performance! I cant see how you could consider it a top five for 1982...

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 27, 2009 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

performance surely wasnt spectacular, but it was more than adequate 4 the place, space and time. the vibe is what its all about, its my only criteria when ranking shows

by this criteria all 3 gizah nights r in my 78 top 10, despite..

or

68-06-14 is my permanent no1 4 68, despite..

hope cliff gets it w/o trying 2 hard

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 27, 2009 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Why the hostility?

Not sure how "the vibe" comes into play ranking digital files of performances, in spite of "trying hard" to understand. Did you attend the World Music Festival? Were you in Cairo in '78?

Anyway, 6/14/68 is in my top ten of '68, but for the music. I cant discern any vibe through that aweful sound quality. Peace...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 30, 2009 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Ok from the guy who scored this tape while going to a World music Festival 3 years later this is by far not the best Dead Tape you will ever find, However it is by far one of the most interesting recordings I've listened too, and for those who have ever been to this fest when it was held in Mo Bay, it's clear to me through this recording that a fun time was had at a cool local, so that's gotta be worth something right.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 30, 2009 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Its funny, I had the opportunity to attend this show and the rest of the festival, for free! My best friends brother offered to take me and cover 100% of the airfare, lodging, tickets. I cant remember why I declined, but I have no regrets not going...

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 27, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

thought it was a bit complicated

in simple words:) i like what i like coz i like it

hostility??? cliff is wrong - theres none

peace

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 26, 2009 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review From the Taping Compendium.....

Well it was probably around 4 AM or so when the band took the stage. I think the sun was about coming up. Its likely there was plenty of Rum and other libations involved as well.

Check the reviews on just about every single show archived here and there will five stars reviews for each one. Deadheads are a very critical bunch...